Kena injured, Djembo lashes out

Johannesburg, South Africa – With only one day to go to the final event of the year, EFC debutant Rodrique ‘Trigger’ Kena has suffered a rib injury in training and withdrawn from his lightweight bout against Pope ‘Shogun’ Djembo.

“He is lying,” stated Djembo upon hearing the news of the fight cancellation. Djembo continued, “He is just scared of me.”

Djembo will still receive his fight purse.

“We hope Rodrique Kena heals up quick,” stated EFC matchmaker Graeme Cartmell. He added, “I’d also like to apologise to Pope for not being able to provide a suitable opponent on short notice

All eyes now turn to the weigh-in at 14:00 at Carnival City, where all the EFC 56 athletes will step on the scale and face-off with their opponents for the final time before they collide in the Hexagon tomorrow night.

EFC 56: Du Plessis vs Haratyk, Bahati vs Buirski, Kabesa vs Botha presented by SUPABETS, takes place on Friday 9 December 2016 at Carnival City, Johannesburg. Tickets are on sale now at, and the 5 main card bouts will be broadcast live on (Sub-Saharan Africa) and Kwesé Free Sports (Kenya & Rwanda) starting at 20:00 (CAT) and delayed-live on (South Africa) after the 20:30 (CAT) movie. Full broadcast details available on